Google Chrome provides a quick fix for compromised passwords
Google takes security seriously, and its new Google Duplex tool is designed to make updating passwords easier. In this week’s Google I / O, most of the presentations brought the topic back in one way or another, with more emphasis on malware, spam, and cyber attacks across the product line. The biggest risk to your digital security, however, comes from one simple thing: your password.
Most incidents occur through compromised passwords, either by being discovered directly or by using the same password on multiple sites. Google’s suggested password tool is now used by half a billion, and two-step authentication is now the default for all Google accounts.
We use passwords for hundreds of sites in our daily life and it is difficult to keep track of them even if you are using a password manager. Google’s latest password manager update lets you check and update your passwords with a single click.
If Google detects that any of your passwords have been compromised or if you just think it’s time to update, you can simply click on the Change Password button under your login details. . The Google Duplex tool will then navigate to the website and change the password for you – allowing you to use a suggested password or your own selection.
The Duplex tool has been used by Google since 2019 for tasks such as buying movie tickets, making appointments and ordering food directly from Google. He is able to call places and make appointments for you, if the website does not have an online ordering system.
The system works on Chrome and Android so you are covered on your laptop and phone and is much easier and faster than visiting each of the websites yourself. This means that you can quickly update those old, outdated or compromised passwords within minutes. And by using the strong passwords suggested by Google, you avoid the risk of a future compromise affecting multiple accounts.